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a pleasant good morning to you, 5:30, saturday, april 9. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." we're tracking april snow showers, believe it or not. it's old man winter's last gasps rain and snow move into the area. philadelphia police investigating the stabbing death of a man in the basement of his home. a driver is dead after his car slams into the schuylkill river. new details, it may be spring but we're dealing with winter weather this morning. it will be a messy saturday
across the lehigh arena -- and delaware valleys. a system brings rain and that dreaded word "snow." meteorologist chris sowers is tracking all this, chris we'll either love you or not like you so much. even in areas where we pick up the snow it's april and the temperatures are going to only allow them -- grassy accumulations. if you see weather like this, whatever snow you see doesn't stick around very long. national weather service has issued a weather add adelso --
advisory. you can see the rain on the front end of northern portions of pennsylvania picking up light snow. it's called a clipper system. nine out of ten times they are not powerful storm systems as they march across the northern tier states. this has more of a punch to it, some bands coming through, some of it will come down at a good clip. this blue color represents a mixture, frozen precipitation, weather it's sleet and wet snow mixing in with rain. it's knocking on the door mush pushing through southeastern pennsylvania and ride eastward moving along over the next couple of hours. it will start precipitating in philadelphia in the next hour, hour and a half.
allentown, 30, millville, 34. all the numbers climbing throughout the day. a mixture of rain and snow, temperatures holding close to 40 degrees. the high for the day is 42. when i come back in a few minutes we'll time it out on future tracker 6, we'll have predicted snowfall totals in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. gray. look ford to it -- forward to it chris. stay with 6abc.com/weather and storm tracker 6 live radar follow the members of our "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter for the latest updates. we're tracking breaking news right now, divers have pulled a body from a car that crashed into the schuylkill river. that car landed on its roof along the kelly drive. the driver never attempted to come out. the witness said it appears as though the car came down off
ramp from route 1, lost control, hit the wall, became airborne and flipped midair and went into the river. police say speed may have played a role in the morning tragedy. overnight a man found his roommate stabbed in the chest. the victim died minutes after calls for help overnight. he was discovered in the basement of his home on the 6400 block of lime kiln pike in west mount airy. police looking for the person who attacked him this morning. a motive is not clear. now to that victory parade for the villanova wildcats, 60,000 fans cheered on the winning team during a parade and rally in center city. people were lined up along market street to watch coach jay wright and the national championship team make their way along city hall for the rally. alicia vitarelli was there and
has this report. >> reporter: nova nation turned the streets of at this center co a sea of blue and white. people showing up early to get the best spot even if it meant bringing your homework, like sophomorearoline brown. i never felt better in my life. >> reporter: while some are getting a chance to give the team a standing novation for the first time, others are riding the wave since houston. ryan arcidiacono's parts say -- parents say the win is
overwhelming. they say it was like watching a feature film. no one in philadelphia will ever mispronounce his name again, ryan arcidiacono. and ryan their 4th of 6 children is certainly one of the stars of this hollywood movie. with the finale taking center stage in center city. even driving in here, we were like this is surreal. >> reporter: for the band that played on through every win, one final v for the villanova for old time sake! and i absolutely loved the moment when i spoke with one of the twirlers, she said i cannot believe i baton twirled through centered today. as a very proud alum i want to
give you one you one of these for old time sake, v for villanova, v for victory, alicia vitarelli channel 6 "action news." if you missed it you can see the parade at 6abc.com. we have slide show and videos and of course the big rally. if you're just waking up with us, the search continues for two men seen leaving the scene of a double shooting in the point breeze section last night. police tell "action news" a 22-year-old man was shot several times in the upper body and is in critical condition at penn presbyterian hospital. a 20-year-old man was shot in the back and right shoulder. he is in critical condition. one of the victims of a deadly crash on columbus boulevard in south philadelphia has been identified. that crash was captured on another car's dash cam. 23-year-old ben jimmy of upper darby was the passenger in the back seat of the mazda.
the car careened across the road at 2:45 a.m. and slammed into the peco offices at oregon avenue. a woman in the back died. 25-year-old female passenger and female driver are in the hospital. tom wolf is threatening veto axes on abortion legislation that he calls constitutional that prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks. the current law is 24 weeks. the bill would criminalize procedures that cause the death of fetuses by removing their body parts. if it passes it needs approve when it reaches the governor's death. chris christie announced regulatory changesy -- changes
yesterday they include easing of restrictions of unlawful gun owners transporting their own weapons. the new rules were recommended by a state commission three months ago. "action news" reporter, dann cuellar remembers victims lives. >> reporter: 300 people across the city gathered to honor the lives who were lost in violence and give strength to those who were left behind. monique lost his son 2007 he was walking home from a basketball game. they still don't know who killed him. that's the hardest part to know somebody is still walking out >> reporter: latanya lost her son when he went to settle a
neighborhood beef with another man. the other man came with a gun. if losing one son isn't painful enough, imagine losing two. one last year and one in '06. there's a message i want to give, it needs to stop, there are too many babies that are dieing for no reason. >> reporter: mayor kenny lost a nephew to violence, he came to comfort families but knew there was little he could do to make the pain go away. my prayers are with you and with the city for those who have experienced this loss. >> reporter: one thing is unmistakable clear the social tide of the country has to change. i don't know whose family this has to affect in order for
the change to takes place. >> reporter: dann cuellar channel 6 "action news." there's much more to come on "action news" saturday morning. wawa is making a change to its supply of a breakfast staple. we have the details on the eggs, the stores will be selling and why animal rights groups are cheering on the change. plus, talk about a close call. a small plane comes in for a landing. chris. >> reporter: i just about had a heart attack -- coming in weather, we have rain and snow pushing through southeastern pennsylvania for you, we'll time it out on future tracker 6. we'll have the projected snowfall totals for you when we come right back. vo: president obama endorses
katie mcginty for u.s. senate, calling her "a champion for working families." the 9th of 10 kids, her dad's union pension and social security made all the difference. in pennsylvania, mcginty helped implement obamacare and expand
coverage. trump and toomey have attacked obamacare and social security.
to fight back, president obama wants mcginty in the senate to protect women, families and seniors. vote in the democratic primary, april 26th. mcginty: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
tell you about this morning, secretary of state john kerry has just arrived in afghanistan. this video right here is of a stop in iraq yesterday. secretary president will visit with the afghanistan president and sectarian violence threatens afghanistan. that man was standing on a road taking pictures and whoa, look at his reaction as that plane right there comes in for a landing. what he did not expect was to be nearly hit by the plane.
thankfullily as -- thankfully it just missed him. he continues to snap pictures. you're one brave guy. chris sowers says he would have a heart attack. i'm going to have a heart attack if you keep talking snow. >> reporter: actually i don't have anything to say, let's get to it, let's go live on sky6 live hd, clouds beginning to lower and thicken. we have rain and snow pushing through portions of the area. it's april, what are we talking about snow, march was so nice, temperatures in the 60s and 70s, all of a sudden we flip the calendar page to april and old man winter wants to make a comeback. let's go over to the radars, you can see the green in the state of delaware. that's the light rain, in here we have the wintry mix of rain and snow. this is the area of moisture that will keep pushing off to
the northeast. pretty rapidly, it's moving at 25 miles per hour. coatsville it's snowing and everyone south of wilmington, delaware, picking up a little bit of light rain. you see where the arrows are coming together converging west of lancaster, that's called an inverted trough. where these lines set up, that's where the heaviest axis of snow will be. it will stick to the roads for a couple of seconds before it melts. it is wherever this sets up later this afternoon. that's where the heaviest snow will be. if it sets up here, it will be heaviest here. 37 in philadelphia. millville, 33. 41 in dover. and 34 in cape may. again, there's that line swinging through now, rain to the south, snow to the north. it's a clipper system that's pushing through.
what's happening is, we've had a pretty good chunk of cold air lodged from the pole, the polar vortex if you will, we're getting these clipper systems wrapping around it like a pin wheel. it's the next in the system swinging through, reinforcing the chilly air overnight tonight. it will set up a chilly sunday, as well. by the time we get into monday, that storm is long gone and warm front punches through and we're back in the 60s once again. lunchtime we're talking about moderate snow for philadelphia all areas north and west, moderate rain for south jersey and delaware. temperatures it depends on location, where it's coming down steadily, the numbers will drop into the 30s. where it is precipitation lightly we're in the 40s. south jersey around 40, 42 degrees, north and west, 37 to 40 degrees. 5:00 p.m., mixture of rain and snow, and then this shut off quickly later this evening, let's say between the hours of 5
and 7:00 p.m. northwest to southeast. overnight tonight the real cold stuff sets in. reading, 23 degrees. millville, 28 degrees. the snowfall totals on grassy surfaces. coating to two inches for the i-95 corridor. all areas north and west where you see the lavender shade we could pick up two or three, isolated amounts to four inches. allentown and reading and west of quakertown. a freeze warning goes into effect for all areas shaded in blue, it includes the city of philadelphia, south jersey and delaware. snow north and west, rain south and east. 42 degrees is the forecasted high. overnight everything clears out quickly. partly cloudy breezy and cold. 23 suburbs, 28 center city. sun and clouds tomorrow, 48 degrees, we'll still be deal with the chilly breeze.
the 48 will feel a little bit colder. monday, home opener for the phillies, 62 degrees, occasional rain tuesday, 57. we're back in the 60s on wednesday, thursday, and friday, 60, 63, 65. minor accumulations on grassy surfaces. you don't want to see snow in april -- no we don't. do something about that. pifa, the international festival of the arts is in full swing. there are 60 events in all, most of them free. karen rogers has an fyi for you. >> reporter: performance artist christina wong standup comedy on the influence of american culture on the rest of the world.
the los angeles based hip hop troop antics is uses dance, poetry and voiceover and theater to spark a conversation about materialism in today's culture. holding it down highlights the struggles of veterans of color from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the final days of festival, saturday, april 23, south broad street will be closed off for a giant street fair. you have to come down and ride the ferris wheel on broad street and see the city in a whole new lightle. that's the point of the festival. you can find more at pifa.org.
sky6 live hd showing a beautiful view of the philadelphia international airport. later today snow is on the way. chris has the details later in the newscast. there's been an alarming spike in diabetes over the last 25 years. according to a report by the world health organization, the number of people with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980s. factors blamed accessive weight aging own -- excessive weight and aging and consumption of food and beverages high in sugar is the culprit. would you make better choices if you knew how long it would take you to burn off that donut you had for breakfast. the new study from britain said, sure it would. the group suggests they show how much exercise is needed to burn off the food consumed.
researchers believe activity related to specifics might help people lead to healthier choices. a 4-month-old baby with an eye disorder is warming hearts around the world. this is leo being fit the with special glasses being able to see clearly for the first time. watch how he reacts when he sees momma's face. hi, sweet heart. leo is normally a happy baby, but that smile was unlike any they had seen so far. so sweet the we'll be back. > 5:56 saturday morning.
remember old man winter? he is back, chris will explain in just a bit. if you're looking for more space on your next airline flight, the seats will stay the same size. the senate rejected an amendment introduced by democratic senator which you can schumer that would blocked the legs and pitch of the seats. the average seat size is smaller. walmart will send 100% cage-free eggs at its store. the eggs will be sold in walmart and sam clubs stores. the news is a huge win for supporters of animal rights and sustain ability. walmart counts for 25% of all
food sold in the u.s. ivanka trump's scarves sold at lord and taylor and amazon are on the recall list. they failed the standard of adam ability. donald trump has slammed companies that go outside of america to manufacture goods. we have more coming up on "action news" saturday morning, a south jersey police officer receives big honors for saving three lives in less than two weeks. plus, jake gyllenhaal is back on the big screen demolishing everything in sight. we'll have a preview of his new film we're back after this.
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trying to make me eat my greens?low. no, just trying to save you some green. whaaat?! thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices. my giant. so glad you stayed with us it is 6:00 a.m. on this saturday morning, here's what we're following on "action news," april snow showers, newly planted flowers will be covered with snow in the tri-state area